PC Sales Shrink, but Netbooks on the Rise

Gartner's fourth-quarter 2008 report on the PC market, announced last week, reported shrinking global and U.S. sales for the top computer makers.

Microsoft Consolidates Two Online Services Teams

Microsoft is reorganizing two of its online teams -- Live Mesh and Live Services -- by centralizing them under a Windows segment, according to reports from Mary-Jo Foley and Todd Bishop published on Friday.

Microsoft's Workforce May See Pink in Their Future

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

Microsoft's Workforce May See Pink Slips

Pink slips at the world's largest software provider may become a reality soon, according to several reports published this week, citing unnamed sources.

Microsoft Taps Schools To Test Exchange 14

Microsoft has begun ramping up the dialog about its upcoming Exchange 14 mail server solution, which is slated to become the successor to Exchange Server 2007.

Outsourcing: Where the Jobs Are

When the going gets tough, it's the jobs that get going -- increasingly overseas.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

Microsoft Promotes Bob Muglia to President of Server and Tools

Bob Muglia, a Microsoft veteran of 21 years, has been named to the newly created position of president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Division.

Microsoft Mum on Rumored Layoffs

Bloggers and analysts on Monday poured cold water on rumors that Microsoft plans to lay off a substantial number of its employees.

Windows 7 Beta Available in January 2009

Microsoft executive Bill Veghte answered a few questions about Microsoft's business strategies for the Windows product line at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference.

The Great Recession?

Inaction is no way to make it through an economic downturn. Here are some tips to stay afloat.

The Help Desk Overtime Bomb Is Ticking

IT managers who don't think that their help desk employees qualify for overtime pay might be very wrong -- and that can cost companies money.

Beta Exam for Windows Forms Fans

Experts in Windows Forms development have their own exam going into beta next week.

CIO Role Becoming More Strategic, Study Finds

CIOs have come a long way, but they haven't quite reached the status of "full and active participants" in creating strategies in organizations, according to a new study released this week by the Center for CIO Leadership.

SMB Fix Is In the Flaw

Plus: Users seeks transparency with SharePoint; Symantec chief retiring; a fool and his job are soon parted.

Exam for Enterprise Developers Heads to Beta

Right on the heels of one .NET exam being released to beta testing, Microsoft has released another.

No Deep Cuts for IT Spending Seen in 2009

Despite a troublesome economy, IT staff and executive positions are safe for now, according to a market study released on Wednesday.

Spammers Mine New Ground

Spammers have jumped on the global financial crisis to lure unsuspecting victims into their botnets. And, in the wake of last week's election, President-elect Barack Obama also has emerged as bait for other large spam campaigns.

Another .NET Exam Gets Beta Tested

Microsoft begins testing Professional-level .NET Exam this month.

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